four students utilizing the jet engine machine in the energy and thermal sciences lab

The purpose of the Energy and Thermal Sciences Laboratory (also referred to as the James E. Foxworthy Fluid Hydraulics Laboratory) is to conduct experimental studies in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.  This laboratory supports instruction in various thermal sciences courses.  This laboratory includes a variety of instrumentation for measuring temperature, pressure, and air speed. The lab contains such equipment as a wind tunnel, turbojet engine, refrigeration cycle trainer, internal combustion engine (in storage unit outside the Engineering Design Center), bench top power plant, bench top cross flow heat exchanger, bench top conduction experiment, and shell and tube heat exchanger.  The laboratory is shared with the Civil Engineering Department and is available to civil engineering and mechanical engineering students during regular business hours, but student access is restricted to properly trained and supervised research and teaching assistants on an as needed basis. This lab is located in Pereira Hall, Rooms 133 and 136.

Equipment Located in the Energy and Thermal Sciences Lab: 

  • 18” by 18” Test Section ELD Wind Tunnel
  • Turbine Technologies Ltd. Model SR-30 Turbojet Engine System Mini-Lab
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Bench Top Power Plant
  • Refrigeration System, Hampton Model H-RST-2
  • Heat Conduction Test System
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Test System, Hampton Model H-8850
  • Cross Flow Heat Exchanger Test System, Hampton Model H-8856
  • Cylindrical convective heat transfer test module
  • Jofra Model C-140 Temperature Transducer Calibrator
  • Raytek Model PM30 Non-Contact Temperature Measurement System
  • Amtek Model RK Pressure Transducer Calibrator
  • 1 HP Windows Based PC
  • Malvern Zetasizer NanoS90